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by St. Ives Productions
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Bunker Hill, LA - "waiting to be leveled, to make way for a new world of concrete steel and glass" Shows old homes on Bunker Hill, destruction and reconstruction
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Topic: Vintage Erotica
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from tape 0517 PA8151 Burlesque (including Sheree) 016.10, PA6908
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Topic: need meta
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favorite 137

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favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topic: Vintage Erotica
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by Archer Productions, Inc.
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Selected for the 2004 National Film Registry of "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" motion pictures. Famous Civil Defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Animation
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movies

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favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 25 reviews )
Topics: need keyword, Stag
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by U.S. Office of War Information
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U.S. government-produced film defending the World War II internment of Japanese American citizens.
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Topics: World War II: Japanese Americans: Internment, Racism, Human rights
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000631
Topic: 000631
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movies

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favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 29 reviews )
Topics: need keyword, Stag
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by Crawley Films
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Animated explanation of primary and secondary sex characteristics in adolescent boys and girls.
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Topics: Sex education, Medicine: Endocrinology, Animation
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Uses vignettes, animation and comments by girls and boys to explore the medical facts and some personal feelings about menstruation.
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Topic: need keyword
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by Medical Arts Productions
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eye 367,884

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Sex education film aimed at teenage boys, with the coach as authority figure and teacher.
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Topics: Sex education, Children, Gender roles
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by Unknown
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eye 109,104

favorite 277

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Scenes from the daily life of a Texas farm family.
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Topics: Amateur films, Agriculture: Farms and farming, Rural America
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by Techfilm Studio, Moscow
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eye 647,037

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This disturbing film records the successful experiments in the resuscitation of life to dead animals (dogs), as conducted by Dr. S.S. Bryukhonenko at the Institute of Experimental Physiology and Therapy, Voronezh, U.S.S.R. Director: D.I. Yashin. Camera: E.V. Kashina. Narrator: Professor Walter B. Cannon. Introduced by Professor J.B.S. Haldane.
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Topics: Animals: Dogs, Medicine: Veterinary: Experiments, Life extension
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by Bosse (Karl Kurt)
movies

eye 87,552

favorite 836

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Beautifully animated explication of human eye and eyesight.
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Topics: Perception: Vision, Animation
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001326
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Topic: 001326
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favoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
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0739 PA9033 Time Pulls the Trigger
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by MPO Productions
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Set at the 1956 General Motors Motorama, this is one of the key Populuxe films of the 1950s, showing futuristic dream cars and Frigidaire's "Kitchen of the Future."
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Topics: Futurism, Automobiles: Advertising, Gender roles
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 51,893

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PA-2177 ìWonderful Worldî 08:01:14:28 - 08:45:06:23 Color Sound 1959 "Wonderful World" Broad documentary surveying global cultures, lifestyles, emphasizing common human activities, sponsored by Coca-Cola. Narrator: Ken Nordine. Parallels in European, American, Asian, South American, Caribbean lifestyles, leisure, hospitality, (racial stereotypes in narration.) Landmarks, history, sports, architecture, travel. Amazingly, everyone drinks Coke - globalism, multinationalism. 08:01:14:28...
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
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by U.S. Office of Civil Defense
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"Explains" the dangers of the atomic bomb, the effects of radiation and how to protect oneself if caught in the open or in the home.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Cold War
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by Hammid (Alexander) and Deren (Maya)
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Alexander Hammid's intimate study of a female cat and the birth and maturation of her five kittens.
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Topics: Animals: Cats, Animals: Behavior, Psychology
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Examines the widespread use of drugs in American society and presents experts discussing different reasons for increased drug abuse by youth. Focuses on the varying opinions of a judge, researcher, child psychologist, minister, and drug user toward increased drug abuse. Emphasizes the need for helping children make proper choices about drugs. Highlight: JIM NABORS and unidentified woman do operatic duet to "Figaro" with lyrics changed to drug references; Jim Nabors pops pills in the...
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by Photo & Sound Productions for Medical Arts Productions
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favorite 190

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Menstruation education film for young teenage girls, redolent with dated detail.
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Topics: Sex education, Gender roles, Children
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by Courier Productions, Inc.
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Efforts being made by the National Tuberculosis Association in the war against tuberculosis, with many interesting scenes from the 1930s. Posing interesting and still relevant statistics linking poverty to the disease as well as surprising breakdowns on the racial demographics of tuberculosis victims, the film also includes fascinating footage of early sanitoria (treatment centers) and mobile health clinics.
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Topics: Health and hygiene, Medicine: Tuberculosis, Medicine: Public health
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by Simmel-Meservey
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Advises children to do whatever is necessary -- even lie -- to achieve harmonious family relations. This portrait of manners among the affluent places a premium on pleasant, unemotional behavior, and contains some interesting do's and don'ts sequences. Key line: "These boys treat their dad as though they were genuinely glad to see him, as though they really missed him..." Director: Edward C. Simmel. Cinematography: Harry F. Burrell. Script: Arthur V. Jones. Editor: Miriam Bucher. With...
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Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Etiquette, Families
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
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This Cold War-era cartoon uses humor to tout the dangers of Communism and the benefits of capitalism.
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Topics: Cold War, Animation: Advertising, Capitalism
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To come.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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Astonishing sitcom-style sponsored film encouraging increased consumption of electricity by an ever-increasing number of appliances. The plot pits a starry-eyed teenage girl against a geek whose main interests happen to be engineering and time study.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Electricity, Gender roles, Houses and homes
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by American Telephone and Telegraph Co. (AT&T)
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eye 137,754

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Training film for users of the new dial telephones.
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Topics: Communication: Telephone, Ergonomics
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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Definitive document of pre-World War II futuristic utopian thinking, as envisioned by General Motors. Documents the "Futurama" exhibit in GM's "Highways and Horizons" pavilion at the World's Fair, which looks ahead to the "wonder world of 1960."
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Topics: Futurism, World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Infrastructure: Roads and highways
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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Measures how a society ranks on a spectrum stretching from democracy to despotism. Explains how societies and nations can be measured by the degree that power is concentrated and respect for the individual is restricted. Where does your community, state and nation stand on these scales? The companion Encyclopedia Britannica Film "Democracy" can be found here.
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Topic: Political science
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Communicates through a child's eyes the problem of molestation. A little girl is rescued by the police who explain to her how to avoid dangerous situations and how to deal with them when they arise.
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by U.S. War Department
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Admonishes Americans that they will lose their country if they let fanaticism and hatred turn them into "suckers." "Let's forget about 'we' and 'they' -- let's think about us!" In the context of the emerging Cold War, this film appears paradoxical.
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Topics: Prejudice, Cold War, Racism
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0696 PA8508 Out of This World
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
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Animated classic presenting what an atom is, how energy is released from certain kinds of atoms, the peacetime uses of atomic energy and the byproducts of nuclear fission.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Energy, Physics, Animation
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eye 227,058

favorite 147

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favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Vintage Erotica, Erotic Dance
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by Ferno (John) and Losey (Joseph)
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Poetic exposition of a child's day at a modern (progressive education-minded) summer camp. Produced by John Ferno and Joseph Losey.
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Topics: Children, Society: Education, Recreation
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Mild stag film starring Adele Doleman
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Topic: need keyword
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001330
Topic: 001330
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by Bray Studios, Inc.
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animation of larynx and voicebox animation of vocal chords animation of resonance space when different speech sounds are vocalized
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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
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Romp through the futuristic landscape of the Seattle World's Fair, centered in the Bell System pavilion.
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Topics: World's Fairs: Seattle, 1962, Communication: Telephone, Futurism
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by On Film, Inc.
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Remarkable, surreal industrial film promoting "Atarax," a tranquilizer, and asserting how "ataraxic medicines" can help us all to achieve the relaxed state we long for. Created by Coni Johnston, Mel London, Joseph Cole, Bert Spielvogel, Tracy Ward (a pseudonym for Virginia Bell) and by Rune Hagman, Delores Phox, Jeanne Sharp, Dick Brophy, M. Opelle, Herb Hagens.
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Topics: Psychology, Pharmaceutical industry, Medicine: Psychiatry
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by De Vry School Films, Inc.
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Possibly some shots to be logged. Boy turning around with ball in hand, shot both in and out of his POV. How a boy can make a refractive telescope. Reflecting telescope. Make-believe trip to the Moon by airplane The planets
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by MPO Television Films, Inc.
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General Motors 1961 Motorama film presenting new cars, appliances and futuristic ideas at their most banal.
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Topics: Futurism, Automobiles: Advertising, Houses and homes: Kitchens
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by Various
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Examples of broadcast advertising from the 1950s and 1960s.
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Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism
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by Iowa State Teachers' College
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This idealized story of four years in the life of Kay, Jean, Helen, and Louise evokes the lost world of Iowa State's Home Economics Division in the fifties. When an assembly speaker at the high school talks of girls who studied home economics in college, Kay is smitten. But it is a big thing for someone in her family to attend college. She convinces her parents to make the sacrifice and is so eager to leave that she is packing her bags just minutes after receiving her acceptance letter. There...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
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favorite 65

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0584 PA8478 Dollar Store #2
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 17 reviews )
Topic: need meta
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 60,821

favorite 184

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Sales training film for duPont Film Division (cellophane), featuring an angel and devil monitoring the activities of bakery salesmen on earth, and explaining how packaging helps to sell food. In Kodachrome.
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Topics: Sales: Training, Heaven and hell, Food industry
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favorite 230

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Promotional film for Westinghouse refrigerator line featuring a system of sticker-like decorations enabling purchasers to style their appliances as they choose. Vague hippie-type flower-power graphics; scenes of mod-dressed middle-class conventional people
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Topic: need keyword
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by National Education Program
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Demonstrates the widespread ownership of America's basic wealth and the equitable distribution of national income. With Prof. Clifton L. Ganus of Harding College, Searcy, Ark.
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Topics: Economics, Cold War
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0707 PA8113 Berkeley Fire 1923
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
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by Highway Safety Films, Inc
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Emphasizes the danger of attacks on children, dramatizing typical approaches. Shows what can be done to reduce the problem by making children aware of it and ready to take precautions when accosted by strangers.
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by Barr Films
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Dramatizes the struggles of the men who founded Jamestown, the first permanent English colony in America. Explains how Captain John Smith held the colony together during times of starvation and disease, Indian attacks and internal dissension. Tells how Smith is saved from death by the Indian princess, Pocahontas.
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by Crawley Films, Ltd.
movies

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favorite 168

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Social-sex development of Bill and Mary and how they came to meet, fall in love and marry.
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Topics: Sex education, Social guidance, Gender roles
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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favorite 90

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Animated character "Tommy Telephone" produces a telephone by assembling 433 separate parts.
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Topics: Animation: Stop-motion, Communication: Telephone, Animation: Advertising
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by Interlude Films
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A group of children, all wearing ape masks, rides their bicycles to the park for a picnic. Along the way, all but one are eliminated for violating basic bike safety rules. This strange film was narrated by Edward Everett Horton. Script and Direction: Dale Jennings. Photography: Max Hutto. Art Direction: Ralph Hulett. With Dick Hutto, Janice Powell, Lucie Hagens, Ralph Hulett, Clyde L. Johnson, Dave Hembree, Colleen Hutto, Charles Hagens, Kevin Lindsay, Dan Whitehead, Don Moody, Diane Chambers,...
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Topics: Bicycles, Safety: Bicycle, Animals: Apes
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies

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Educational film on the Cold War conflict.
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Topics: Cold War, Communism
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Footage of World Trade Center from a work print
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Topic: need keyword
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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Explains steps to take in case of an atomic bomb alert or a bombing without warning at school, in the open or at home. Gives simple explanation of nuclear fusion. 22:22:22 Classic atomic eyeball shot 22:22:50 CU Hands operating a Geiger Counter 22:22:54 CU Students faces 22:22:57 CU Hands on a Geiger Counter 22:23:29 Atomic Scientists doing experiments 22:23:45 Animation of atomic bomb detonating in city 22:24:08 Animation of faceless boy in from of faceless family. In the background a cutout...
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by Various
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Collection of TV commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium.
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Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism, Advertising: History
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by Universal-International Newsreel
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Texas: Knife-thrower Louella Gallagher throws knives at her daughters Connie Ann, 5, and Colleena Sue, 2-1/2, missing them skillfully as the knives enter a board. Newsreel story.
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Topics: Newsreels, Mothers, Surrealism
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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Promotional film for the controversial Chevrolet Corvair.
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Topic: Automobiles: Advertising
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by Tullio Pellegrini
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Cinemascope homage to the city of San Francisco made by amateur filmmaker and inventor Tullio Pellegrini.
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Topics: san francisco, amateur film, widescreen, Cinemascope, pasta1
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Footage from Castle and Pathé coverage of the Hindenburg disaster at Lakehurst. Also shots of the big ships over New York.
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Topic: need keyword
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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Writing, editing and mass production of books.
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Topic: Communication: Books
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This early nudie-film, showing two naked women lolling around a rocky landscape, is more quaint than erotic. It's not clear what the original purpose was - it appears to be an excerpt from a longer film, and the peculiar title, in combination with the occasional mild nuzzling of the protagonists, suggests some kind of cautionary film about lesbianism. For our purposes, these gentle images of two naked women (one thin, and the other, well, Rubenesque), crossing a meadow picking flowers, climbing...
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by Vision Associates
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Loving tribute to America's favorite stimulant.
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Topic: Coffee
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by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
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favorite 14

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New Deal-era promo for the NRA (National Recovery Administration).
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Topics: New Deal: NRA, Durante, Jimmy
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Animated.
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000642
Topic: 000642
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by Presented by James S. Perkins in collaboration with Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth & Dr. Ralph M. Barnes
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Essentially a summary of work analysis films which were taken by Frank B. Gilbreth between 1910 and 1924 showing a number of industrial operations from which the motion study technique was developed.
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Topic: need keyword